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It’s more than just increased revenues and profits – it’s a simple fact that the value of a business increases through International Expansion, whether measured by share price or eventual sale valuation. I am Oliver Dowson, International Expansion Specialist, CEO of ICC and Angel Investor. Over the last 40 years, I have travelled extensively in over 120 countries, created, managed and sold businesses in 10 countries on my own account, and many others in more countries for clients.

It’s more than just increased revenues and profits – it’s a simple fact that the value of a business increases through International Expansion, whether measured by share price or eventual sale valuation. I am Oliver Dowson, International Expansion Specialist, CEO of ICC and Angel Investor. Over the last 40 years, I have travelled extensively in over 120 countries, created, managed and sold businesses in 10 countries on my own account, and many others in more countries for clients.
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It’s more than just increased revenues and profits – it’s a simple fact that the value of a business increases through International Expansion, whether measured by share price or eventual sale valuation. I am Oliver Dowson, International Expansion Specialist, CEO of ICC and Angel Investor. Over the last 40 years, I have travelled extensively in over 120 countries, created, managed and sold businesses in 10 countries on my own account, and many others in more countries for clients.

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Episodes

One Reason People Fear International Expansion Is Bureaucracy #012

10/22/2018
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One reason people fear international expansion is bureaucracy. It’s always there. But you shouldn’t be discouraged. International expansion brings so many benefits, worth the effort. You just need to be prepared.

Duration:00:03:47

Would You Buy a Country at an Exhibition? #011

10/15/2018
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Most countries, and many big cities and regions, have Investment Promotion Agencies (IPA), that promote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) through advertising and exhibitions. If the target has already decided on the country, and it’s a matter of promoting one region or city, perhaps these help. However, I don’t think this is the right way to get new converts. Here's why...

Duration:00:03:27

Do You Really Need an Expat Manager? #010

10/9/2018
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Many companies believe that the only way their overseas operation can be successful is if they send over an experienced manager as an expat. However, I’m sceptical. Here's why...

Duration:00:02:35

Employment Law Around the World #009

10/1/2018
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I’ve found that many companies only start to understand local employment laws and customs long after they’ve set up an operation and only when they hit problems. However, this is a real danger. I'll tell you why...

Duration:00:03:14

Planning an Exploratory Business Trip – Part 2 #008

9/24/2018
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So you’ve decided on where to go, when and how to get there. In this second part of planning an exploratory business trip, I’m going to suggest who you need to meet and what you should be looking out for.

Duration:00:04:02

Planning an Exploratory Business Trip – Part 1 #007

9/20/2018
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Thinking of growing your business in a new country? Nothing beats going out there and exploring. Even if you’ve been to the country or city before, whether on holiday or a business trip, it’s different if you’re thinking of setting up a base there. Here are a few things to bear in mind...

Duration:00:03:18

Countries not on the usual business radar - an occasional series - #1 Ethiopia

9/20/2018
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I’m recently back from Ethiopia, not a country often considered for international expansion. But things are changing fast… In the first of an occasional series on interesting but frequently overlooked countries, I’ll tell you more…

Duration:00:02:53

When Should Start Up Companies Start Their International Expansion #005

9/3/2018
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I see a lot of pitches from new start up companies from all over the world. Most see international expansion as a future ambition, a few years down the line. But I think that’s short sighted. Let me explain why...

Duration:00:03:37

My 3 Enduring Fundamentals for Business Success #004

8/29/2018
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Business terminologies come in and out of fashion, but the fundamentals of success are always the same. These are my 3 enduring fundamentals for ambitious entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:02:41

Where to Locate your Overseas Operation #003

8/20/2018
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Even quite small companies can save money and improve their efficiency and productivity by setting up an Shared Services Centre or “Insourcing” (wholly-owned Outsourcing) operation abroad. Excellent. Now, where? There are hundreds of possible destinations. Leaving aside the financial, legal and technical matters that everyone thinks about, some other points often don’t get given the consideration that they should.

Duration:00:05:40

Why International Expansion Drives Up Company Valuations #002

8/14/2018
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I believe the most important reason for international expansion is to increase the overall value of the business - but that's not what most SME entrepreneurs have to the top of their minds. Let me explain…

Duration:00:04:24

My 5-Stage Plan for International Expansion #001

8/3/2018
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Every business is different, but most — even small businesses — can profit from international expansion. Nevertheless, there are still many business owners who are reticent, or maybe don’t appreciate all the advantages and opportunities. In order to break this barrier, I recommend this 5-Stage Plan for International Expansion. It ensures careful thought about each step of the process, so you do not rush into anything.

Duration:00:07:37